Infringe meaning

ĭn-frĭnj'
To infringe is defined as to violate a law or agreement, or to exceed limits.

An example of to infringe is breaking a hospital's rule of no smoking on hospital grounds.

An example of to infringe is to build a fence that extends onto your neighbor's property.

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To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate.

Infringe a contract; infringe a patent.

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To defeat; invalidate.
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To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing.

An increased workload that infringed on his personal life.

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To break (a law or agreement); fail to observe the terms of; violate.
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Break or violate a treaty, a law, a right etc.
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(intransitive) Break in or encroach on something.
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Origin of infringe

Latin īnfringere to destroy in- intensive pref. in–2 frangere to break bhreg- in Indo-European roots